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    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    That and Walibi's videos are the wholesome content I want to see!
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    SeaWorld Orlando | Ice Breaker | Premier Rides Custom Sky Rocket

    It's nice to see some green starting to grow in now that it looks like the ride has been ready to go for some time now. I'm sure it won't be long before it blends with the rest of its surroundings nicely.
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    Knott's Teasing Possible Pony Express Removal?

    The difference is that Jaguar is actually fun, and despite its huge footprint, the park has done a good job at minimizing that footprint by routing paths immediately next to the coaster and filling in the remaining space with flat rides.
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    Cedar Point 2020/2021

    Based on Tony's cryptic replies, it sounds like the current trains will continue to be in service and that there won't be any refurbishments or appearance changes aside from the typical (read: generous) amount of TLC the rolling stock receives every off season. Guests who attended Winter...
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    Dreamworld Australia | Unknown | Modified Blue Fire Clone

    I'd bet they're still on track for a late 2020 opening. Remember - the seasons are flipped in the southern hemisphere. Their parks are gearing up for the summer months as ours close for winter.
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    Coasters that were built too early?

    Luckily for Nagashima Spaland, it seems like Morgan worked to perfect their craft and applied lessons learned with each ride they designed. Of the Morgans I've ridden, they seem to get better by opening year.
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    Cedar Point 2020/2021

    It is very clearly Millennium Force. Photo credit: CPFoodBlog Millennium Force is likely receiving a bit more TLC than it typically does.
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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+

    Ah, yes. I love when discussions fragment into multiple topics. Let's continue the discussion of the Vekoma Firestorm in the thread for the Vekoma Firestorm: forums.coasterforce.com/threads/vietnam-vinpearl-thu-thiem-theme-park.40984/page-4
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    Knott's Teasing Possible Pony Express Removal?

    It is better than Coast Rider, which goes to show how bad Knotts' investments were between Silver Bullet and Hangtime. But I rode Motocoaster at Darien Lake the same year that I rode Pony Express and Motocoaster was much more intense and exhibited a much better launch.
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    Coasters that were built too early?

    There it is! Definitely this too. The soft straps they retrofitted a few years back certainly improved the ride, but why not take it a step further? I'm sure I hold an unpopular opinion, especially not having ever ridden the ride, but I've always thought that The Smiler was very well designed...
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    Universal Studios Beijing | 2020

    This little guy. They likely have a product lineup (as opposed to just one single LSM product) that differs by power consumption and the electromagnetic field it creates. The launches also surely differ due to a different controls strategy, which would make sense if completely different people...
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    Energylandia | Abyssus | Vekoma Shockwave+

    Wait, they built a family boomerang too?! I completely missed that!
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    Knott's Teasing Possible Pony Express Removal?

    This. Pony Express was awful, even for family coaster standards. I never understood why they added it in the first place (let alone three family coasters in a row). Now if they are actually removing it...I would literally die of laughter if they relocated it to Dorney 😂 (this last part is a...
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    Coasters that were built too early?

    In a very particular lens, I would argue that Maverick was built about five to seven years ahead of its time. Maverick is without a doubt a hallmark ride and since other blitz coasters of that era (Cheetah Hunt, iSpeed, etc) don't hit the mark the same way Maverick does, I'd argue that it's a...
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    Nickelodeon Universe | Chongqing China |Indoor Theme Park

    Additionally, I recall reading that their spike technology appears to be their attempt into breaking into the material handling sectors of industry. Interestingly, Maurer Rides only has three products showcased on their website: spike coaster, spike transport (monorails and dark rides and such)...
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